Golden Age Manor holds annual meeting

Golden Age Manor in Emo held its annual meeting last Thursday (April 25) in the Common Room, with an excellent turnout of residents, the executive, and public on hand.
Ted Burgoyne read the minutes from the previous annual meeting while the financial report was presented by secretary/treasurer Grace Hettinga.
Committee reports were presented by Elsie Skinner and Bob Cottam.
Three new board of directors also were elected. Len Jordens, Shirley Hodge, and Mary Hyatt will replace Burgoyne, Cottam, and Skinner, who retired after holding two three-year terms.
The retirees were presented with appreciation certificates for the dedicated service on the board.
Also at the meeting, 2002 membership were available for $5 each to be eligible to vote. Memberships could be purchased through Hettinga, who has been with the corporation for the past 10 years.
A plaque later was presented by Burgoyne to Paul Melanson, who was director with the corporation in the beginning when the first phase of the building was built in 1985 (the second phase was built in 1990).
The plaque is named in honour of then Pastor Gerald Nonnekes, who served as chair, and Pastor Harold Wood of Calvary Baptist Church, who was the secretary/treasurer.
Both men had contributed a tremendous number of hours getting the paper work and legal documents in order for the facility to be built.
“I am honoured to be selected in receiving this plaque in honour of Nonnekes and Wood at this time,” Melanson said, adding the dedication of both gentlemen made it possible for the Golden Age Manor to be realized.
The plaque will displayed at the manor for everyone to see.
Melanson also praised the new blood in the system, who are bringing in new ideas and programs that have led to improvements, making it easier for all concerned.
“Look around you. The business sector is here again [and] there’s new blood injected into the town,” noted Melanson, adding it shows how well everyone gets together to advance Emo, making it attractive for residents, tourists, and visitors alike.